Johann Kaspar Mertz sheet Music for classical guitar. Free Public Domain Sheet Music in PDF format. Composer: Johann Kaspar Mertz, Editor: Simon Wynberg Volume 5: Few of Mertz`s works can be described as “easy” and even those in this selection are not . One of the most brilliant representatives of the school Viennese of guitar at the beginning of the 19th century, Mertz was often called and named Johann Kaspar .

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Johann Kaspar Mertz – Wikipedia

Mertz eventually devoted most of his energies to the guitar, but it was not until he was 34 that he moved to Vienna to launch his career as a concert guitarist. Johann Kaspar Mertz in Hungarian: He exhibited remarkable talent as a child on both the guitar and flute, but the family’s dismal financial circumstances inhibited his development.

If you are a newbie yet a guitar enthusiast and you are seeking to buy one among the best guitars for beginnersthen there are tips and facts you will have to put into consideration. Our Classical Guitar Masterworks Editions continue the Alfred Music tradition of providing carefully edited, beautifully presented music for practice and performance. Selections from Samuel Maykapar: Included here are often-performed works like “Liebeslied,” “Tarantelle,” “An Malvina,” and “Romanze,” which clearly affirm Mertz’s places as the guitar’s principal German Romantic composer.


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Guitar Legend Eric Clapton wows the crowd. Johann Kaspar Mertz’s Elegie performed by Giuseppe Chiaramonte Do you have your own video to submit to maestros-of-the-guitar. In Mertz nearly died of an overdose of strychnine that had been prescribed to him as a treatment for neuralgia.

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A virtuosohe established a solid reputation as a iohann. Born August 17, in Pozsony, Hungary. Typically, Mertz used a string guitar for concerts.

Johann Kaspar Mertz

Join Our Email List. He met his wife on one of his concert tours, pianist Josephine Plantin, whom he married in Prague in This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in. There he was appointed Court guitarist, and then soon embarked on his first European tour, which included stops in Poland and Russia. Mertz’s guitar music, unlike that of most of his contemporaries, followed the pianistic models of ChopinMendelssohnSchubert and Schumannrather than the classical models of Mozart and Haydn as did Sor and Aguadoor the bel canto style of Rossini as did Giuliani.


Even so, the poetry inspired many a Romantic European poet or musician.

Mertz, Volume 1: Character Pieces: Guitar Book: Johann Kaspar Mertz

Johan guitar styles are more similar to johanb pianistic forms of Chopin, Mendelssohn, Shubert and Schumann than earlier guitar forms employed by Fernando SorDionisio Aguado classical — Hadyn Mozart and Mauro Giuliani bel canto – Rossini. Jerry Snyder Guitar Book Level: Julian Bream Guitar Book Level: Bohemian Melody – Alastair Lewis. Also Available Digitally Google Play. He was active in Vienna c. Napoleon Coste had also entered with his Great Serenade opus 30 but it was Mertz’s Concertino per Chitarra sola iaspar was victorious.

Though the date of his birth indicates that that was the logical influence, since Sor was born inAguado in and Giuliani in while Mertz ina difference of about 25 years. Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks. Guitar Festival hosts a stellar lineup of performers.

Guitar and tenor voice – Alastair Lewis. Died October 14, in Vienna, Austria. Mertz wrote guitar music stylistically similar to Robert Schumann’s piano work.